What is Montessori?
The word Montessori is a term coined by Italian physician Dr. Maria Montessori over a century ago. It is an educational philosophy and method based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning, and collaboration. In short, this methodology focuses on child-led education that encourages the child to create their study based on their interests while the teacher guides their learning. To date, there are over 22K Montessori schools worldwide. So why all the hype? Through research